School of Comedy, the adult comedy show where the kids have their say, is back for a brand new term. Following the hilarious first series and hot of the back of a sell-out stint at Edinburgh, the motley crew of exceptionally funny small people return to E4 on Monday 13th September.
We welcome back familiar faces such as including Will Poulter, (Son of Rambow, The Chronicles of Narnia), Max Brown (Peep Show), Beth Rylance and Charlie Wernham (The Inbetweeners, Harry & Paul), and say bonjour to a few pint-sized comedy newbies in the form of Olivia Archer, Phoebe Abbott and Grace Vance.
Expect more of the same tomfoolery from old favourites such as The Cabby, The Saffas and the Museum Perv, plus plenty of brand new sketches from: The Filth - 70s TV coppers with 70s attitudes, Leonard Lizard – a big haired, big walleted 80s businessman with a eye for a deal and Mafia Mamma - a big-hearted Mafioso who runs her dysfunctional family with a rod of iron and pan full of pasta.
How did it all start? The group began life as an after school club run by comedienne and drama teacher Laura Lawson. Laura realised something unexplored and exciting: children are far more creative, inventive and fearless than adults will ever be and this gives them a real eye for comedy.
After honing their talents week on week and turning them into mini comedy geniuses, Laura whisked her mini-marvels off to the Edinburgh festival. A Comedy Lab pilot, a couple more packed-out Edinburgh runs and a hit first series later and here we are, looking forward another series of adolescent rising stars.
And according to School of Comedy Headmaster and Executive Producer Andy Harries, it’s not just the comedy that’s ruddy refreshing: “It’s rather blissful working with a bunch of actors without any egos. Really, the biggest problem we had on set was too much laughter.”
School of Comedy Exec. Producer Andy Harries talks about the show and what it's like to have his son in the cast
Term starts on Monday 13th September at 10.30pm on E4